afewgoodman wrote: ↑
I am confusing what kinds of repository CentOS project support officially.
How many repositories are we can call it supported by CentOS ?
I have repo file as follows :
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(base) [bchoi@localhost yum.repos.d]$ ls
CentOS-Base.repo CentOS-Debuginfo.repo CentOS-SCLo-scl-rh.repo CentOS-Sources.repo CentOS-fasttrack.repo epel.repo
CentOS-CR.repo CentOS-Media.repo CentOS-SCLo-scl.repo CentOS-Vault.repo epel-testing.repo
May I consider CentOS repositories besides epel.repo?
Most repos are not supported by CentOS that said there are a number of fairly trusted repos, they include:
There is some discussion about the last one on the list but I've had no problem with it.
If you have GoogleEarth you should include:
There is one more which is more or less -- less really -- can be thrown in there and that is:
And if you REALLY
want to walk on the WILD SIDE
, and don't mind being a guinea pig
Besides the various repos marked CentOS ... .repo, there are really only a handful of others you probably want to enable: epel.repo
, and skype-stable.repo
, and elrepo.repo
cover most of the packages not included in CentOS; adobe-linux-x86_64.repo
, it is ancient and any day it will be replaced, or so I've heard now for several years; and skype-stable.repo
, if you do any sort or face-2-face messaging. That's it.
The final one that you may or may not want to include is google-chrome.repo
. Many people simply use Fire Fox
as their browser, but there still are many Google Chrome
users out there. 99.5% of the work I do is on Fire Fox
but I have Google Chrome
as an alternative or backup.
One note about Skype: I am several versions back. Why? If it works it works and I don't want to screw with it unless I have to, my buddy uses the latest and greatest version only to discover something has gone wrong with his Skype, so then we have to walk things back until we can find one that works. I try to keep a list of versions that work and those that don't... just in case.... Problems can include no picture, no sound, a "chipmunk voice" (quite funny!!), no nothing, picture problems, etc. If worse comes to worse I can drop skype-stable.repo back in, update the machine, then drop it back out.
Hope this helps,